elizabeth (rainbow_yarn) wrote in 1word1day,
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Almost Halloween Tuesday

I hate that I keep finding great words in my history book but forgetting to write them down.

ascetic [uh-SET-ik]

noun
1. a person who dedicates his or her life to a pursuit of contemplative ideals and practices extreme self-denial or self-mortification for religious reasons.
2. a person who leads an austerely simple life, esp. one who abstains from the normal pleasures of life or denies himself or herself material satisfaction.


http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/ascetic


No matter how many times I would hear Frog say, "WILLPOWER, Toad!" in my mind, I decided that I was no ascetic and ate the damn cookie.



And this one might be rather self-expanatory, but here it is:

fratricide [FRA-tri-sahyd, frey-]

noun
1. a person who kills his or her brother.
2. the act of killing one's brother.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/fratricide

If you discount the unfortunate twist in her parentage, you could say that Antigone's life was ruined by fratricide.
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